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Kenya Launches Biodiversity and Climate Change Strategy

Kenya has launched a five-year strategy to integrate theconservation of genetic resources into national climate change adaptation planning and strategies. The national strategy on genetic resources within the context of climate change for 2016-2021 was launched last month (27 January).

Eliud Kireger, director-general of Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), one of the institutions involved in implementing the strategy, told participants at the launch: “The project interrogates causes and impacts of climate change and loss of biodiversity in the country and proposes necessary coping mechanisms and action plans for effective conservation and sustainable utilisation of genetic resources.”

Lisa Mathiasen

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